Today I spent a whole day at a fan convention… fans of comics, fans of TV shows and fans of movies. It was refreshing because this is the other side of creating – people who fall in love with the output of writers, artists and actors.
And it’s easy to shake heads at the fan strutting about in a character costume, or the series ‘tragic’ who can quote every line from every episode, but I’m always struck by how much pleasure those fans are getting from what they read and watch. (Not to mention that they buy all the merchandise and all the box sets which is wonderful financially for the creator!)
It’s nice to think that we all might have our own fans… regardless of whether it’s three best friends and mum and dad, or thousands of avid readers around the world.